Argosy University Online Reviews
I had a great experience with the admissions rep. Once I started the program, I noticed that there was little interaction with the instructors when it came to class discussions. There was lesson material posted and course books; however, to the extent of being educated, the students are basically educating themselves. When sending emails offline to the instructor, I did not receive a response. When contacting my academic adviser, I received no response until I said I was withdrawing from the program. The last straw was a course where a great deal of time was spent in responding to posts and the instructor gave a 0 as a grade stating the responses were not in the format expected. Well the instructions stated that the instructor would provide names of two classmates to critique and that was not done either. The instructor basically set the entire class up to fail as he did not provide any feedback throughout the week and no one had this format that HE expected. Finally, I submitted my withdrawal forms six days prior and I get a call from my academic adviser reminding me that I have not been in attendance for the past week and when I reminded her who I was and my withdrawal form was submitted; she said she would look and process the form. I would not recommend this online program or academic adviser staff to future students. I completed my Bachelor's online; thus, it is not my first time in dealing with an online program.
Stay away from this college. Employers are not satisfied with a degree from this school regardless of gpa. The reputation is horrible and it really impacted my career. I went due to the convenience of the location and am sorry o didn't travel further to attend a reputable school.
No one should suffer through this school. The courses are poorly organized, staff is there because the can't get jobs at a real school and their finance department is incompatent. Run from Argosy don't waist your money or time. Their staff lies to students about the cost of programs, time limits for program completion and Argosy has a terrible reputation for poor quality.
I am currently in at Argosy University, I started in Feb of 2015, and I find the school very good. I haven't had any problems with any of the staff.The classes are small and the instructors do give you good and bad feedback. Which is one thing I really like, you can improve on what your having problems in. To the ones who are saying you can't get a job. Well first of all the job market isn't the best, second of all depending on what your studied and if the jobs are in your area. A piece of paper and a gpa don't always get a job at your feet.
On January 10, 2010 I enrolled at Argosy University in the Pastoral Community Counseling doctoral program, during the course of my study I experienced many challenges that without self-discipline and exceptional support from my professors and school staff, would have made it impossible for me to achieve my goal. Their invaluable support guided me through the difficult times of wanting to surrender, being tired, and discourage. Frequently, the academic support team would call to inquire regarding my progress and encouraged me to stay the course because the end will come soon. Because of their commitment and support to the student body I have achieve my (Ed.D) objective. Because I am satisfied with this school,I continue to recommend Argosy University to anyone seeking a higher education;it is an exceptional school for individuals who are self-discipline, and willing to dedicate themselves to their course assignments. At Argosy University your are expected to be productive in class assignments, there are no free passes for the indiscipline, the lazy, or the uncommitted. At Argosy University one is not given a degree, you are expected to earn your degree through hard-work and dedication.
I attended this school for about 3 years with little to no information about what I was doing. All I knew was that I was attending and recieving loans for the tuition. I did not have a proper walk-through about the seriousness of what I was doing. I ended up going through a lot of emotional and mental stress throughout the time of my studies, and I racked up lots of money. I was eligible for lots of grants, which no one had told me about. I ended up failing a class 3 times, and figured that I should withdraw myself in order to catch up with my finances and my mental stability. Once that was all taken care of enough to focus on studies again (about 3 years later), i tried to go back. I was told that not only was I not allowed back to that school because I had failed a class more than 3 times, but that I owed the school money as well as the loans. I did not understand how I can owe the school money if I'm getting loans for tuition, and of course, no one was available to explain this to me prior to these occurrences. I was also told that I could not receive my transcript (necessary for transferring to another school so that I could continue my studies elsewhere) until I paid them back. This school is not only pricey for a non-profit school, but the counselors just feed you a lot of exciting mumbo jumbo in order to get you on board. They do not prepare you for everything that is involved with attending an online school, getting finances in order, and having you understand who to talk to about what. It took me a whole year to get anyone to respond to me about attending again (just to tell me that I wasn't allowed back. THere is no chance for an appeal for this, AND no one told me in the first place that failing three times would result in my not being able to come back. I would NOT recommend this school for anyone. It is just another second-rate online school that sucks up money and misleads people. There have been many terrible rumors about this school as well that I will not disclose here, but if one were to research them, they'd find some pretty nasty stuff. DO NOT attend Argosy.
I now have a degree, have over $40,000 in loans, and no job. Once you leave the school forget trying to reach anyone to have any questions answered. I wish I never went to this school especially for an online degree. Most people I talk to that went to an online institution receive a 4.0 so how is that competitive or demonstrative of the material learned? Plus, I cannot find assistance from the so called excellent career building services.
Argosy University is a bit expensive, but I've crunched numbers, and the tuition isn't much higher than a University of California school. For the Criminal Justice program (which is an accelerated platform), I found that the price of tuition was well worth the money because it saves so much time (and there is very little hassle). Because classes are online, there is schedule flexibility, so it's a great choice for those who have family obligations and/or are currently employed. There was always good communication between my Academic Adviser, Financial Aid Adviser and individual instructors. The program's curriculum consists of material that is both pertinent in the career field and challenging. The material is intended to prepare you for a career in your degree, and I found that it does just that. For me, Argosy University Online was such a pleasant experience, that upon graduation of earning my AS in Criminal Justice, I decided to continue my education towards earning my BS degree. I recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a no-hassle, flexible learning environment. Just like anything else in life, you'll get out of it what you put into it. Argosy U Online was no exception to that rule for me.
I started at Argosy last February and just finished my AA in Psychology. I was able to double up some of my courses so graduated in just under 18 months. So I've taken other online/distance courses (Phoenix and PennFoster) and so far this school has been the most realistic and best quality of them all. Like any college, some of the courses are harder, some are easier, some of the teachers are more forgiving than others, and sometimes there can be glitches in the grade system you have to keep an eye on. Overall, I do enjoy this college, and I was referred to it by a friend who already had a job in the mental health care field after he got his degree here. I do have to say, there is a lot of writing involved. I don't know if all online schools are based around constant essay writing, but this one is. Very few tests, in fact only 1 in my past 2 yrs.
This school is expensive but it is also rigorous and prepares you well. I had regular contact (monthly) from my financial adviser and academic adviser. I did get a new financial adviser part way through but it wasn't a big deal and they did just as good a job as the first one. I had regular contact with my classmates and professors during classes. There was a lot required and although most classes did not have quizzes (a couple did) they did have discussion posts, responses, and papers that were required and the papers were generally long. A final paper that is around 15-20 was usually required towards the end of the class which really made you think about the class as a whole. I see a lot of negatively; mostly with either communication issues or financial aid which surprises me because those were both great. I got contact even when it wasn't needed and financial aid was standard; through the DOE. I can see where you may have issues if you you've defaulted in the past with DOE but otherwise the whole process was very standard and comparable to every other college I have attended (this is my doctorate so I have attended 3 other schools previously and all were the exact same process financial aid wise).